The Peace Pulpit: Fix deeply in our minds and in our hearts today that Jesus has overcome suffering and death and violence and killing and all the terrible things that go on in our world through sin.
Distinctly Catholic: We believe that the paschal mystery occurs within history, that Jesus really did die and rise from the dead, and that the paschal mystery transcends history.
Soul Seeing: My son's first mother taught me what it means to lay down your life for those you love.
The Catholic church accepts cremation as an option, but forbids the scattering of ashes and the growing practice of keeping cremated remains at home.
The Peace Pulpit: "The way of Jesus can bring peace and love and goodness into our human family."
The Peace Pulpit: "Through faith we establish a relationship with Jesus who is alive."
Movie review: The biblical epic 'Risen' focuses on the resurrection. Billed as "the most important manhunt in human history," it is a simple yet majestic telling of the Easter story.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorites quotes from Pope Francis.
Winter may be -- slowly -- melting away, but it remains on my mind.
That’s partially because of Mert, the hero of Mert, the Anxious Evergreen, a children’s Christmas story written and illustrated by Claire Bowman. I wrote about the book in December, yet I can’t forget it because of its dual-season appeal. Beyond Christmas, Mert’s story has strong Lenten and resurrection underpinnings, too.
A recap of Mert’s story: